Topic: Ethel Urania Macmillan (1900-1984)
Known as Ray, Ethel Macmillan was a philanthropist and major contributor to the establishment of the Tauranga Art Gallery.
Ethel Urania Macmillan was born in Auckland on 11 February 1900. She was known as Ray. Her parents were Charles Edward Duncan Angus Evan Ewan Macmillan (1872-1941) who was Mayor of Tauranga from 1915 to 1917, and Ethel Louisa (nee Latham).
Ethel donated $457,000 towards the establishment of the Tauranga Art Gallery.
Ethel died in Tauranga on 8 October 1984 (reg. 1984/50550). Her ashes were buried in the Tauranga Anglican Cemetery. Her headstone reads:
Ethel Urania MacMILLAN d 8 Oct 1984. 84 yrs. A life of devoted service to the community.